L  L  News & Industry Affairs / IATA

  L      2022

In brief

  L      2021 

In brief

 L        / Links & Articles

  L  July 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published September 7, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Strong passenger demand
African airlines' passenger demand surges again at 84.8%%

African airlines saw an 84.8% rise in July RPKs versus a year ago. July 2022 capacity was up by 46.7%, while the load factor climbed by 15.5 percentage points to 75.0%, the lowest among regions...Read more...  

  L  July 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published September 7, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Cargo volumes falter  
Africa's air cargo volumes decrease by 3.5%

African airlines saw cargo volumes decrease by 3.5% in July 2022 compared to July 2021. This was significantly slower than the growth recorded the previous month (5.7%). Capacity was 2.2% below July 2021 levels...Read more...   

  L  June 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published August 4, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Strong passenger demand
African airlines' passenger demand surges 103.6%

Airlines based in Africa recorded a doubling of international RPKs over the year to June, with an increase of 103.6%. In total, international RPKs have recovered to be around 35% below their 2019 level at present. At a route area level, the performance of international traffic between Africa and neighboring regions is approaching pre-pandemic levels...Read more...  

  L  June 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published August 3, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Cargo volumes stabilize         
Africa's air cargo volumes increase

African airlines were the only other region where cargo volumes increased over the past year; CTK growth was a solid 5.8% YoY, returning to a positive rate after two months of declines. This is mainly driven by the European and Asian routes, with growth rates 6.2% and 5.3% respectively...Read more...   

  L  May 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published July 7, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

International markets rebound
Africa's passenger numbers up 134.9% YoY

In Africa, the international recovery remains slower than in other regions. Airlines based in Africa saw a 134.9% YoY growth rate in their international RPKs in May. International RPKs for these airlines are down 33.2% compared to pre-pandemic levels. While traffic between Europe and the Middle East is rebounding fast, traffic between Africa and Europe is down 0.7% compared to 2019 and that between Africa and the Middle East up by a modest 1.2% YoY...Read more...  

  L  May 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published July 7, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Air cargo demand stable
Africa's air cargo volumes continue to decrease

African airlines saw cargo volumes decrease by 1.5% in May 2022 compared to May 2021. This was significantly slower than the growth recorded the previous month (6.3%). Capacity was 3.0% above May 2021 levels. Africa will not be spared the impact of global inflation that are at their highest levels in decades. The gap between jet fuel and crude oil prices remains significant, with the producer price inflation (PPI) continuing to apply pressure on the global economy...Read more... 

  L  April 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published June 9, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Passenger traffic recovery continues
Africa's passenger numbers up 116.2% YOY growth

African airlines’ traffic rose 116.2% in April 2022 versus a year ago, an acceleration over the 93.3% year-over-year increase recorded in March 2022. April 2022 capacity was up 65.7% and load factor climbed 15.7 percentage points to 67.3%. Globally, demand for air travel in April 2022 was up 78.7% compared to April 2021...Read more...  

  L  April 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published June 8, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Air cargo volumes fall
African airlines cargo volumes decrease

African airlines saw cargo volumes decrease by 6.3% in April 2022 compared to April 2021. This was significantly slower than the growth recorded the previous month (3.1%). Capacity was 1.5% below April 2021 levels. Read more... 

  L  March 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published May 4, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Positive trend in air travel
African airlines’ passenger load factor rose by 14.1% in March

Airlines based in Africa experienced a 91.8% YoY growth rate in their international RPKs in March. Together with Asia, Africa international RPKs lag more than the other regions in terms of recovery to prepandemic levels, currently 49.1% below March 2019. Air travel demand is challenged by low vaccination rates on the continent as well as impacts from rising inflation. Read more...  

  L  March 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published May 3, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Air cargo volumes fall
Africa airlines cargo volumes improve

African airlines saw cargo volumes increase by 3.1% in March 2022 compared to March 2021. Capacity was 8.7% above March 2021 levels. This improvement can be partly attributed to the base effect from the comparison with 2021. The conflict in Eastern Europe is creating significant fresh challenges, notably in air cargo rates and capacity as well as economic activity. Read more... 

  L  February 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published April 6, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.   

Air travel accelerates  
African airlines’ capacity increased by 34.7% in February

African airlines recorded a 69.5 percent rise in February revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) compared to 2021. This represents a huge improvement compared to the 20.5 percent year-over-year increase recorded in January 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. Read more...  

  L  February 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published April 6, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.

Air cargo volumes up
Africa airlines record improved performance

African airlines saw cargo volumes increase by 4.6% in February 2022 compared to February 2021 and their cargo capacity was 8.2% above February 2021 levels - outperformed all other regions globally in terms of increased demand for air freight shipments in February. Read more... 

  L  January 2022 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published March 10, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.  

Strong passenger demand recovery
African airlines passenger numbers rise amid travel bans

African airlines’ traffic rose 17.9 percent in January 2022 versus a year ago, a slowdown compared to the 26.3 percent year-over-year increase recorded in December 2021. January 2022 capacity was up 6.3 percent and load factor climbed 6.0 percentage points to 60.5 percent. Read more...  

Important notice: January figures do not include any impact from the Russia-Ukraine conflict which began at the end of February. The resulting sanctions and airspace closures are expected to have a negative impact on travel, primarily among neighbouring countries. Airspace closures have led to rerouting or cancellations of flights on routes, mostly in Europe-Asia but also in Asia-North America.

  L  January 2022 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published March 9, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.  

Air cargo growth slows down
Africa growth rate top performer

Carriers registered in Africa were the best international performers in January, with YoY growth in their international CTK levels of 12.3%. That was similar to December (13.1%), but below the growth seen for most of 2021 when traffic was rapidly recovering from the depths of the pandemic. Read more... 

Important notice: January figures do not include any impact from the Russia-Ukraine conflict which began at the end of February. The resulting sanctions and airspace closures are expected to have a negative impact on travel, primarily among neighbouring countries. Airspace closures have led to rerouting or cancellations of flights on routes, mostly in Europe-Asia but also in Asia-North America.

  L  December 2021 IATA Air Passenger Market Analysis 
Published January 25, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.   

Improvement in air travel
African airlines passenger numbers weaken amid travel bans

Despite the Omicron outbreak, international RPK rose to 41.6% of 2019 levels in December thanks to resilient trips to visit friends and relatives. Africa was the only region that weakened due to travel bans implemented against southern Africa aimed to limit the Omicron spread. Read more...  

  L  December 2021 IATA Air Freight Market Analysis 
Published January 25, 2022. IATA Economic Reports.   

Air cargo volumes up 
Air cargo growth rate in Africa remains positivecargo growth rate in Africa remains positive

Carriers in Africa experienced a 7.6% increase in their international CTKs in December 2021 versus the same month in 2019, up from 1.0% in November. Growth in the region has been dynamic for most of the year, up 11.3% versus 2019, driven by the Africa-Asia route. Africa’s market share caught up with Latin America in 2021 for the first time in the annual series (2.2% of all international CTKs). Read more...